This guy’s toast, so you want to know how much money do Twitch streamers really make.
I’ll be giving you an insider look at just how Twitch streamers make their income I’m someone who has been in the top ten list for the most viewed twitch stream on both a weekly and a monthly basis.
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so hopefully this lends a bit ofcredibility to what I’m about to tell youall right so twitch streamers have about four different ways to make money they can do donations ads subscriptions and sponsorships .
so let’s do the easy ones first donations very straight forward viewers can directly donate money to the streamer using credit cards or PayPal and they would get the majority of that donation sometimes the platform takes a 1% cut but it’s negligible.
my donation total is about two thousand and five hundred a month which is actually on the lower sides for someone with my viewership don’t incentivize donation other streamers do and they get more donations.
because of it, it’s really up to the individual streamer to incentivize donations you know some streamer even give out private Snapchat to their viewers if they donate a certain amount.
next, we have ads every time you open up a twitch stream you get served an ad when that happens the streamer makes a tiny bit of money in addition to the initial ad you get from opening up atwitch stream every partnered.
the streamer also has access to a special button that button and when they press this ad button all the viewers get served an and they make a decent amount of money.
cuz you know that’s love ads going on at the same time if I was to press it’s ten thousand people all getting a 30-second advertisement and it’s really up to the streamer to control how many times they want to press this ad button.
because you know it’s like a golden goose right you squeeze it and instead of a golden egg popping out it’s some cash some streamers just smash it non-stop you know they can serve like five minutes as if they really want some streamers never press the button.
they never serve any extra ads so if you ever wonder why a streamer you’rewatching just keeps getting ads it’s probably because they keep playing whack-a-mole with the button and making money off it for me.
I make about four thousand bucks a month of ads and that’s from someone who never presses the ad button it’s just the initial ad you get when you open up my stream subscriptions.
How much does a streamer with 1000 views make?
now this is where the money starts ramping up viewers can pay $5.00 a month to be subscribed to a channel and in exchange to get a few benefits such as a special sub badge you know access to sub emotes for.
example my sub emotes include a three-part dab emote and if your sub of mine you can use this dab emote anywhere on Twitch to get the attention I would also like to point out that I understand dabbing is not cool I just do it ironically.
I don’t really dab because I think it’s cool or anything streamers can also set their chat to sub-mode only which means only people who are subscribed to paying that 5 bucks a month kept talking chat.
now keep in mainstreamers do not keep all this money which will take 50% of it, yes 50% of it goes to twitch if you’re a top tier partner you get to keep 70% so only 30%go to twitch I talked to your partners there’s no hard definition.
but generally, anyone averaging 10,000 viewers or more is considered a talk to your partner for this 70/30 split purposes when we use some examples let’s look at the number one two extremes in ninja currently he has 120,000 subs publicly displayed on his stream.
if we multiplied this by three dollars and fifty cents that four hundred and twenty-three thousand dollars per month of subs alone this is just talking about subs pubg streamer shroud has about forty-two thousand and five hundred subs.
we multiplied this by at three dollars and fifty cents and we get one hundred and forty-eight thousand dollars for months that’s quite a decent amount of change also.
I would like to note that not every subscriber is paying the five dollars twitch has something called twitch Prime what you get when you link your Amazon Prime account to your twitch account and when you do this you get a free sub to any channel every month for free not sure.
if you guys heard about twitch Prime probably one of your streamers may have mentioned it at one point do you know about which prime just private front which So if Johnny the 13-year-old twitch viewer asked his mommy to linker Amazon Prime account to his twitch account.
then Johnny gets to subscribe toa channel on twitch for free every month and maybe Johnny will go to twitch.tv/disguised toasts and click that free subscribe button for the record streamers still get the same amount of money from a Twitch Prime subs.
they would from a regular sub and for those curious, my sub count is at about four thousand which means I get fourteen thousand bucks off myself every month, and finally the fourth category the big one sponsorship this one is so comprehensive that.
How much do Twitch streamers make from sponsors?
I will probably have to do another stand-alone article on it because sponsorship has a huge range but to give you the basics here are ways atwitch streamer can get sponsored to do something a sponsored stream a sponsored youtube video has sponsored live appearance at an event a sponsored tweet or a sponsored Instagram post.
A sponsored stream is when a streamer is paid to play a certain game for example recently EA paid all the top streamers on Twitch to play battlefield 5 you can tell.
because all these streamers put the hashtag ad in the title hashtag yeah the hashtags sponsored this is because they are legally obligated to do so by the FTC the Federal Trade Commission.
the hourly rate for this paid gameplay usually ranges between 1 cent to $1per viewer which means someone like me who averages 10,000 viewers can get paid between $1,000 to $10,000 per hour to play a game.
yes I have done 1,000per hour and I’ve also done 10,000 per hour personally so that’s a pretty wide range right at the very end you have ten times what you get at the beginning and the reason for this is there’s a lot of factors it’s like how fun is the game how much money does the company have.
you know a mobile game from Asia probably has deeper pockets than an indie passion project on Steam so one personal example I can give you is Battlerite every time they ask me to play their game.
I don’t really care about how much money they’re offering because the game is fun and I enjoy playing it so even if it’s like a thousand bucks an hour it’slike.
yeah I really enjoy a game I’m gonna do it and it sounds weird right being okay was only getting paid a thousand bucks an hour and it’s a weird thing.
when you hear it out loud like hear me say I’m okay with getting paid a thousand bucks but that’s just how the industry is, on the other hand, I’ve turned down games offering $10,000 per hour and that’s.
because the game they want me to market is just what’s the nice way to say it dogshit yeah that’s putting it nicely and when games like that happen they will essentially have to pay me Scrooge McDuck swimming and cash level amount of money for me to be okay with playing it.
if I’m gonna force myself to go through three hours of mind-numbing gameplay it needs to be worth it and for it to be worth it there needs to be a lot of money on the table and a lot of you might think of me as a money-grubber.
because of this and that’s fine I’m just trying to give you a realistic mindset that I have when dealing with sponsorships.
I know there are people in a real-world working a nine-to-five job every day just to get by and Here I am expecting more money to play bad games.
they can definitely warp your perception on the value of money sponsored YouTube videos are around 5,000 bucks per video for 30-second alive appearances at events ranges between 5,000 to 10,000 tweets and Instagram posts are usually packaged into the deals.
because you know our main platform is an Instagram it’s not Twitter it’s twitch so those are added onto our deals and as I said at the start all these numbers I have given you are based on my own experience as a twitch streamer.
who averages 10,000viewers is consistent with my friends who have 500 viewers it is consistent with my friends who have 50,000 viewers so in total I get about 20,000 per month off ads and subscribers and donations.
That’s essentially my base salary and any sponsorship I take on top of that is just bonuses I really hope this gives you guys a better idea on how much money a cop twitch streamer can makeI’ve been told by quite a few of my colleagues that this article is a bad idea because you’re not supposed to tell the public how much money you make.
because they might see you differently you know you might think you’re doing something only because of the money some of them might lose trust because of this but honestly.
I just want to do something educational and transparent about something I know about and I know that people are curious about .
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